Boobs: More than just milk
How we engage with our babies when feeding is more than just nutrition. Breastfeeding is a biological norm, but it comes with a variety of challenges and triumphs. We will discuss some key breastfeeding success tips and responsive feeding modalities in efforts to create the best feeding environment for you and your baby.
Jessica has been working with women and babies for over 10 years. She is a practicing registered dietitian (RD), advanced lactation consultant (ALC) and internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Jessica also runs her own private practice to further reach mothers outside of the clinical environment. Jessica enjoys collecting heaps of fabric that has yet to become anything, experimenting in the kitchen, and spending time outdoors with her 3 young children, husband and recently rescued K-9.
Tantrums are an inevitable, and often dreaded, part of motherhood. Julie offers insight on your child’s behavior and interventions for you to ease the tensions and bring back the harmony in your home. You won’t want to miss this Q&A, so get those questions ready!
I began my work in behavioral psychology in 2001. I remained active in the field of psychology during my studies as a Behavior Consultant to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as other developmental disorders. I then practiced as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at Hearts and Hands Counseling in Roseville. I completed 3,000 hours in 2014, and became licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in 2015. I have experience in counseling individuals, couples, and children with a wide range of issues. I specialize in working with clients who have experienced trauma, childhood behavior issues, and parenting. What I recognize in all people is the need for a nonjudgmental person to share their story with. It is my goal as a quality therapist to always provide an open mind and heart. In my session I will provide a safe place to work on parenting as a team!
Sleep Issues & Solutions
Tracy will teach you the main sleep secrets to getting on track to better sleep or set yourself up for a lower stress sleep coaching experience. We will look at environment, timing, hormones and temperament to help you find the sleep your family needs. These tips may be all you need. Sometimes a whole sleep plan is needed and these sleep secrets will make that plan easier.
Tracy Spackman is a trained and certified gentle sleep coach. She prefers the responsive and holistic methods. Her focus is on infant mental health and finding a balance in the family to get everyone sleeping. Tracy looks at the big picture to help moms find the reasons behind the insufficient sleep to more effectively help the baby or child find their rest. Tracy has studied with the Child Sleep Institute, the Kim West Gentle Sleep Coaching program, The Wonder Weeks Academy, The Infant Mental Health Training Institute, Warwick University Babies in Mind program plus many others.
Positive Discipline For Children
Katie will touch on the following points:
1. Encouragement versus praise: what it looks like, sounds like and why it matters 2. Self-esteem vs. Ego esteem: How to encourage self esteem in your child rather than them depending on others to define them 3. Practical ways to make small changes that will have a big impact
Katie Mangus, MOTR/L is an occupational therapist with a passion for working with children and collaborating with their parents, teachers, and mentors! She graduated in 2010 from the University of Utah with her masters in Occupational Therapy. She has specialized in pediatrics with an emphasis on self-regulation, sensory processing, and parent education. She is a certified Positive Discipline Educator . Katie is married and has two fun loving kids.
Understanding Your Child’s Psychology
Dr. Erika Frieze will be presenting on typical versus atypical behaviors of children from birth through the age of five years. She will also walk families through where to go for further help and services if they are concerned about their child’s development.
Dr. Frieze been working in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders since 2003 where she was a behavioral therapist with a local Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) company. From there she solidified her career goals to obtain her doctorate in psychology. Her clinical training has allowed her to work within the clinic, school, and home settings conducting evaluations for the lifespan. Dr. Frieze’s postdoctoral training at Kaiser Permanente’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic allowed for the best foundation and training. For seven years Dr. Frieze was one of the primary psychologists at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Dr. Frieze spent the past two years as a staff psychologist at Dignity Healthcare. At the present time she is providing her services in her full time private practice, Bridges of the Mind Psychological Services, Inc. in West Sacramento, California.
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